Mr Macaroni donates N500,000 to family of young girl killed during Yoruba Nation rally
Nigerian comedian, actor and activist, Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, has donated a sum of N500,000 to the family of Jumoke Oyeleke, the salesgirl who was killed during the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos state.
Mr. Macaroni took to his social media page on Saturday to make this known after visiting the family of late Jumoke.
The sad incident happened on July 3, 2021 when Jumoke was said to have been killed by stray bullet believed to have been fired by the police at the rally in Gani Fawehinmi Park, where agitators for the Yoruba Nation had gathered amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers.
The young lady was originally reported to be 14 years old but her mum said she died at 25.
In a series of tweets, Mr Macaroni wrote; “I visited the family of the late Jumoke Oyeleke; the 25yrs old that was killed during the Yoruba Nation Rally. They need all the support they can get right now. I have donated N500,000 today and I plead with all those who can to kindly support the family.”
The comedian then shared a fundraising link for the family, calling on all members of the public to donate.
He wrote further, “Also important to note is that Jumoke (the deceased) was the breadwinner of the house. She was a sales attendant at a beverage store and she used the little she made to sustain her mother and 3 siblings. As it is, the family has nothing.
“As of the time of my visit, Neither the government nor police force had taken responsibility. The family despite their state of mourning have been told to bear all responsibilities. This is heartbreaking. Very very.”
The skit-maker also shared a video earlier posted by Dabira, showing the appalling living condition of Jumoke’s mother.
The voice in the video states that the woman who conducted her around was Jumoke’s aunt.
”Dabira (the lady in the picture above) a true comrade and fighter had gone earlier to see the family when the unfortunate incident happened and she discovered their living condition. The picture in the main tweet is their family house where the mother is under watch,” he wrote.